Buntz selected as interim director of the Durant Industrial Authority Paul Buntz has been selected as the Interim Director of the Durant Industrial Authority. Buntz, who served as the Durant City Manager from 1984-2007, has previously filled the role of interim DIA director, holding the position from 2017-2020. During his time as interim director, Buntz successfully recruited international manufacturer Tubacex and obtained grant funding for infrastructure.
Buntz has worked as a municipal consultant since 2007 and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was selected by Interim City Manager Rick Rumsey based on a recommendation from the Durant Industrial Authority. Buntz will serve as a liaison between the City of Durant, Durant Industrial Authority, and business developers. He can be reached at email@example.com.